by Smitty (h/t Insty)
Yes, Advice Goddess, the "Empowerment Experiment" people are behaving in a racist fashion. However, they are certainly within their rights to express themselves in this fashion, for all it is boorish.
Affirmative Action, too, is racist. The argument on the table is that there was sufficient historical unfairness that government intervention was justified. Two wrongs don't make a right, for all two (w)rights did make an airplane. It's done.
That said, the time for anything besides pure meritocracy is long past.
Perpetuating racism in any form, whether it's tossing the term around liberally at political opponents, or crassly choosing for/against vendors based upon race, has got to be booed in public.
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